Origin of cruciate
Related formscru·ci·ate·ly, adverbpost·cru·ci·ate, adjective
Examples from the Web for cruciate
Each pileated piece of the skeleton has four equal, cruciate, triangular meshes.
Cruciato-complicatus: folded crosswise: incumbent wings when the inner margins overlap; not well distinguished from cruciate.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
It may even slip past the condyle and into the intercondyloid notch, and come to lie against the cruciate ligaments.
British Dictionary definitions for cruciate
- short for cruciate ligament
- (as modifier)cruciate problems